Former "Fab 50" selection as prep middle blocker has made the transition to the back row ... will serve primarily as defensive specialist and libero for the Irish in 2004 ... has made tremendous strides in her passing ... holds the distinction of being the only Mountain View native ever to earn a monogram at Notre Dame ... sports same #7 jersey worn by such Irish standouts as Josie Maternowski (1981-84), Jill Suglich (1985-87), and Christi Girton (1997-2000).
AS A JUNIOR: Saw occasional action at libero and defensive specialist in 2003 ... appeared in nine matches ... notched career-high six digs as libero in second game vs. Valparaiso ... also played libero in third game against Purdue ... saw conference action at defensive specialist against Villanova, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Rutgers, and West Virginia, registering three digs vs. the Pirates ... saw action in two games vs. Wildcats ... also played against Rhode Island and Illinois State at DS.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Continued to improve throughout the season, earning the first start of her career against Providence ... responded to the starting nod by matching her career high with five kills (on .500 hitting) against the Friars ... enjoyed the best match of her career off the bench against Loyola College ... scored five kills (on .273) with six blocks, three digs and an ace ... eventually appeared in 12 matches and 15 games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw limited action during her rookie season, appearing in nine games ... had a solid match against St. John's, scoring two kills with three blocks in just one game ... ended up with single kills against Valparaiso, Boston College, Villanova and Providence ... played a season-high two games vs. Florida Atlantic in the Shamrock Invitational.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Member of one of the most successful high school volleyball programs in the nation ... St. Francis captured the California state championship in 1997, 1998 and 2000 ... helped team post an undefeated record in `00 ... a starter at middle blocker and opposite all four years at St. Francis ... member of Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" ... played entire high school career without losing a conference match ... high school team also earned a top-five national ranking from 1997-2000, reaching #1 at least once each season ... holds the record for highest hitting percentage in a state championship tournament match ... also holds the California state record for most consecutive appearances in a state championship match ... named St. Francis Woman Athlete of the Year in 2000 ... honorable mention for athlete of the year by the San Jose Mercury News ... earned the title of St. Francis "Scholar-Athlete" from 1997-2000 ... garnered All-America honors with her club team, City Beach, in 1998 at the under-16 nationals in New Orleans ... member of the National Honor Society ... was classmate at St. Francis of current Irish quarterback Pat Dillingham ... full name is Kelly Elissa Corbett ... daughter of Diane and Jay Corbett ... born Dec. 13, 1982, in San Jose, Calif. ... tabbed an Academic All-Star by the BIG EAST Conference in each of her first three seasons ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing and sociology double major.